The importance of newborn screening: Early detection for lifelong health

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Newborn screening (NBS) is a vital public health program that involves the testing of newborn infants for certain genetic

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 metabolic, and congenital disorders shortly after birth.

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It has emerged as an imperative requirement in today‚Äôs healthcare landscape. 

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The early identification of conditions in newborns through newborn

 screening has demonstrated its instrumental role in preventing severe health

complications and enhancing outcomes

- Warren Buffett

the prevalence of inborn errors of metabolism is 1 in 2,497

newborns (though prevalence may vary in different regions)

the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is 2.1 per 1,000

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